Dread.

thump thump,
thump thump,
thump thump,
a heartbeat in the dark.

a symphony of fear.
thump thump,
thump thump,
thump thump,
waiting.
for the end.

dreading the threat
filled with fear
ripping skin,
battered.
broken.
waiting.
thump thump,
thump thump,
thump thump,

what will happen?
fear.
of what the verdict will declare.
fear.
of what you will say.

filled with dread
we wait
heart pounding
mind pouring
eyes and ears open.
alert for the threat.
waiting and watching,
for the end.
thump thump,
thump thump,
thump thump,

later it will happen.
until then we drown in fear,
dread.
dread.
dead.
and died when the heart stops
thump thump,
thump thum...